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Ms. Kassem earns NESA Distinction, January 2017

Ms Sana Kassem

We would like to congratulate Ms. Sana Kassem, Science Faculty, for being chosen by the Near South East Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA) to present her work in the advancement of science in the ACS Athens Elementary School's Science Program.  Sana will share her curriculum design, vision & methods to colleagues from international schools in the region in her workshop entitled, "The Mother of All Methods: A Unified Vision for Teaching Sciences."

In March, Ms. Kassem will be presenting her workshop to a group of ACS Athens faculty and administrators, which will use CLC (Collaborative Learning Communities) style protocols to learn more about her workshop and to provide her valuable feedback of ways that she can make it even better.

Ms. Kassem's recognition and invitation by NESA, points out the teaching innovations and excellence that this school's faculty members instill into their classrooms.



Article on Widener University Partnership, January 2017

Widener University Agreement Signing

The global news portal "Public", recently reported on the signing of the partnership between ACS Athens, Pinewood American International School and Widener University.

The article New Agreement Creates Path For Greece-Based High School Students To Study At Widener, stresses the importance and benefits of this agreement for the schools and outlines the different elements of the partnership, briefly:

  • Graduating seniors study opportunities at Widener
  • Summer programs in leadership and engineering for high school juniors
  • Collaboration for students who come to Widener for bachelor's and master's degrees through the School of Business Administration and School of Engineering

Inaugural Global Alumni Achievement Awards on April 30, 2017

Dear ACS Athens Community Members:

It is with great pleasure that we would like to invite you to the first ever ACS Athens Global Alumni Achievement Awards event, scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Loeb Boathouse, Central Park, New York City.

Over the past decades, ACS Athens alumni have exhibited great leadership with ethos, including serving humanity in all areas of society.  At this event, we will recognize and celebrate two of our ACS Athens alumni leaders.  The 2017 recipients for these awards are:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Scott Parazynski, MD, CEO of Fluidity Technologies, Physician, U.S. Astronaut, Inventor, Speaker

Emerging Young Leader Award

Dr. Anna Kaltsas, MD, MS, Clinical Research, Infectious Diseases, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College

Today more than ever, we need Ambassadors with principles and values in order to make the world a better place to live in.   ACS Athens, with its vision for "empowering individuals to transform the world as architects of their own learning" promotes the ethical responsibility of each graduate to become tomorrow's leaders with Ethos, to make the world a better place to live in.

In addition, to the very prestigious alumni being honored and our guests attending this event, we are privileged to have Mr. George Logothetis, CEO and President of the Libra Group as our Keynote Speaker.  Mr. Logothetis adheres to these principles and values, which is confirmed daily by his actions and support of young people.

Seat Reservation & Formal Invitation

In order for our efforts to materialize and make this event a great success, we need your support.   Support us by buying tickets to this event.

A single ticket is $250.00; for a table of 10 the cost is $2,500.00.

 To purchase your ticket or table, please complete and send the following form!
View the formal invitation by clicking here, or in high resolution pdf format here...

We look forward to your support of ACS Athens and seeing you on April 30th.


American Community Choir Winter Holiday Concert, Dec. 21, 2016

Dear ACS Athens Community:

The first half of the school year concluded with the ACC Winter Holiday Concert - a joyfull, spirited music concert, that took place just before the Winter Holiday break...

The ACC is the "American Community Choir", a collaborative effort between Middle School and Academy students and members of the Faculty, who have practiced long hours throughout the year for this performance - a gift from them to the entire school!

We are therefore very happy to be able to share with everyone the recording of the concert as well as a photo gallery from this event.

E n j o y ! 

For event photos see in this gallery or at the slideshow below...


ACS Athens & Pinewood American Int’l School Sign Historic Collaboration Agreement with Widener University

Widener University Signing Agreement

A  historic collaboration agreement was signed between three American Educational Institutions on December 14, 2016, at ACS Athens, paving the way towards innovative collaborations which will benefit the students, faculty and administrations of all three institutions.

Dr. Julie Crain, ACS Athens Academy Principal introduced the three institutions emphasizing their mutual goals to positively change the world through best-quality education of young people.

Describing Pinewood School as a little gem in Thessaloniki, its Director, Dr. Roxanne Giampapa, stated that Pinewood is heading in a direction of growth and improvement, explaining "the beautifully complimentary missions" of the three institutions.

"We share a commitment with ACS Athens and Pinewood School to personal attention and hands-on, real world learning" agreed Dr. Julie E. Wollman, President of Widener University (Chester, PA, USA), who expressed her happiness and honor to be in Greece for the signing of this collaboration.

Dr. Stefanos Gialamas, President of ACS Athens, proudly added that "ethos and kindness is at the center of our educational philosophy," praising the educators of all three institutions for inspiring their students in such powerful ways.

This collaboration lays the foundations for creating learning opportunities that make knowledge usable and transferable, preparing students to become global citizens with ethos who will make a difference.

The video from the signing of the collaboration agreement can be viewed below


Art Competition Winners, Dec. 13, 2016

The winners of the Art Competition with Dr. Gialamas

We are very happy to announce that four ACS Athens students were awarded prizes at the annual On-the-Spot Art Competition as organized by the Indian Embassy.

The prizes were awarded on Thursday, December 8, 2016 by the Indian Ambassador, Her Excellency Ms. M. Manimekalai.

The theme for this year's competition was "Communication" and it was held at St. Catherine's British School on November 19th, with dozens of participating students from international schools in Athens.

This event serves to not only show off the artistic talents of the students but it also provides them with an excellent opportunity to meet other young artists and to hopefully share ideas.

ACS Athens Distinctions

  • Stathis Plessas - 1st (Age group 11-13)
  • Stella Argentopoulos - 2nd (Age group 11-13)
  • Ann Marie Heder - 1st (Age group 14-16)
  • Maria Apostolou - 3rd (Age group 14-16)

Congratulations to all students who took part in this event!

View the slideshow above or click here for the photo gallery...